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Epi vs gibson Les Paul

#1 User is offline   LesPaulPlease 

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 02:29 AM

I have been saving up a bit of money, by not enough for a used Gibson Les Paul standard. I found a used Gibson led paul studio in alpine white that I have been considering buying, but then I came across the epi Les Paul custom pro. My question is which guitar do you guys think is best to get? Their both about the same price. Also I have SD alnico 2 pro humbuckers that I would be putting in whichever guitar I get as well as upgrading the tuners. So besides the tuners and pickups, which should I get?
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Posted 03 December 2017 - 03:44 AM

Buy the Gibson and leave it bone-stock.

Years later the resale value will pay you dividends.

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:46 AM

Agree with that, go with the gibson, no need to swap pickups imho.. the stock gibson pickups will be just fine.
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Posted 03 December 2017 - 09:04 AM

If they are the same price , I would obtain the Gibson .
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Posted 03 December 2017 - 09:04 AM

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 09:14 AM

Gibson. Epi's are good, Gibson's are better.
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Posted 03 December 2017 - 09:59 AM

Save some more and get the standard . That is like the holy grail.
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Posted 03 December 2017 - 10:43 AM

View Postkidblast, on 03 December 2017 - 06:46 AM, said:

Agree with that, go with the gibson, no need to swap pickups imho.. the stock gibson pickups will be just fine.

What should I do wth the so I I 2 pro humbuckers then😂Iím not putting them in my Ibanez Jem thatís for sure
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Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:50 AM

Typical stupid thread .
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#10 User is offline   Pinch 

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:51 AM

LPP: sell the Ibanez?

I own a Epi LP PlusTop Pro, and a Gibson LP Tribute 2017. I can't say the Epi sounds worse, particularly as I love Slash's tone. On the other hand, it's nowhere near as versatile. I can go from Slash to Izzy to Malcolm via Keith and Ronnie by just nudging either pot.

What you need to take into acount is that, in my experience, Epi fretwire sucks. You'll end up spending as much on a re-fret as you did on the entire guitar.

Don't get me wrong - eventually I'll get my Epi re-fretted. Because everything else is that good.

But I'd get the Studio.
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Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:55 AM

Before upgrading tuners, Youtube "stretching strings". If there's a problem, the tuners are rarely, if ever, the culprit.
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Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:46 PM

View PostLesPaulPlease, on 03 December 2017 - 10:43 AM, said:

What should I do wth the so I I 2 pro humbuckers then😂Iím not putting them in my Ibanez Jem thatís for sure


Juat what you have been doing. Hang onto to them until the time comes when u can use em.
/Ray
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